The Last NOS Part
You know, I always wonder about the last part, or the last piece. There is this character on YT that looks for civil war relics. Aquachigger. I find myself thinking at times, I wonder when the last dropped miniball will be found? When will the last artillery shell come up out of the ground? Kind of strange I guess, but no one knows how many were made, used or still exist.
I do the same thing with parts. Finding this part that I needed was fortuitous. I wonder how much NOS is out there for a Logan 200, or a LeBlond? How do you find it, and how would you know that was the last piece? Inquiring minds want to know...
First load in the soak went well. Got the small parts and the compound rest done. They came out pretty. No wear to speak of on this. I guess it got misplaced in it's youth. No complaints! It is truly NOS (new old stock). I need to make a trough for the cross slide. It will be soaked today. May even have pictures tonight. I did not expect the paint to fail like that. Usually, Evaporust® won't pull paint.
The screw, escutcheons and gib look like new, too. Hand wheel looks okay. It'll shine up with use.
Do you see those VEE shaped marks on the left? Are those the original scrapes or machining marks?? WOW, they are clear and crisp. So are the markings on the dial. No real wear to speak of. Brand new.
|Even a blind hog can root up an acorn once in a while|
New Tool Alert!
I found this rusty bucket on the auction site, and got it for a decent price. Especially compared to every one else's idea of decent. She cleaned up nice. I need to dig out the buffing wheel and give her a shine. But she is usable as is....
|This side was up and rusty, not the dull finish on the barrel|
|This side was down and came out a bit shiny compared to the other side|
Cross slide is soaking. Got a bit more to go before I haul it out and start the hot water scrub on it. Then the drying and oiling..... Fun times.
Ya'll have a good evening!